Food Packaging That Decays with Its Contents Invented

Swedish designers have created the ultimate biodegradable packaging

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Biodegradable packaging would make a huge impact on landfills.

Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine is showcasing on its website three food packages that decay along with their contents. The studio believes that food’s packaging should only last as long as its contents do, and they aim to prove that it’s possible.

Each piece that was showcased was beautifully designed and looked similar to ornaments rather than food packaging. The first piece is meant for liquid foods such as cream, smoothies, or juice. The second, a triangular package, is meant for dry goods, such as rice. The final piece is made out of caramelized sugar and looks much like a snow globe.

Each piece is made with biodegradable substances such as beeswax and agar-agar, and they are all water soluble. In order to open them, the consumer either has to peel or crack the packaging and enjoy.

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